Looking back – Summer 2014

Just for fun, each season I’m going to look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and now.  Since its Summer 2018, that means it’s time to look at Summer 2014 and cringe (or not) at what I watching back in my larval days.

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Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Summer 2014!

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Summer 2018 – Week 5

Aoi and Hinata enjoying the scenery and mountain coffee.
Yama no Susume returns to its roots this week, all that and more after the jump!

(And jeez, I really have to get better at building hype and expectation don’t I?)
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Summer 2018 – Week 4

A quick look at a few of this week’s shows and my first tentative steps into a new style and finding my own voice. Hit the jump and let’s dive right in!
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Summer 2018 – Week 3

Traditionally, the third week of the season (the third episode), is a time of great change…  It’s also when a lot of folks make the call to keep or drop a series.  Hit the jump and let’s see if I drop any!

Ayano reflects on joining the team

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Summer 2018 – Week 2

Two more premieres down, one to go!  Some good episodes this week, some not so good.  I was particularly disappointed by Hanebado…  Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s get to it!
All Might explains how to be a teacher - My Hero Academia

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Summer 2018 – Week 1 / First Impressions (Part II)

Four more premiers, three keepers and one drop, plus the second episodes of two of my favorites this season.  All this and more after the jump!

Mt Fuji - the site of a major arc in Yama no Susume's second season.
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Summer 2018 – First Impressions (Part I)

Aoi and Hinata view the night scenery from atop Mt Tsukuba.

The new season has arrived, and (so far) it’s looking pretty darn good.  Four keepers, one drop – not a bad batting average at all.  Hit the break, and let’s run ’em down!
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Mostly about the weekend, but also about anime.

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Wow – the 4th of July holiday has really messed up my writing schedule.  My lovely wife took most of Monday off, which made it essentially a four-day weekend.  We got a ton of much-needed chores done (yay, new bookshelves in the bedroom!) but we also had fun and ate well (YAY! for having a new grill!!).  The best part was the strawberries…  Fresh from a local farm, we served them over homemade cheesecake and made strawberry ice cream.

Nothing matters but the weekend 
From a Tuesday point of view…

 

But I digress…   We’re caught up on premiers and I plan on getting out my first overview post today or tomorrow.  The Atom finale is this weekend, so Mon or Tues I’ll get the final post for Spring 2017 up which will also catch up other ongoing shows.  I’ll also be talking about the special ep of Demi-Chan which aired over the last weekend.  (If you haven’t seen it, Crunchy has it, go watch it!  It’s very good.)  The season wrap-up post should follow shortly thereafter.

Other digressions, and also some stuff about anime, after the jump.

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